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Top 20 Player Profiles of 2018: No. 5 Riley Greene

Phil Kerber
PBR Florida/JUCO Wire

Over the next few weeks we we will be counting down the 2018 caldendar year with a look at the top 20 viewed profiles of 2018. After combing through our google analytics, we have compiled a list of the twenty most visited profiles, by you, the readers, in 2018.

We are down to our top-10 most viewed profiles. Coming in at No. 5 is Riley Greene (Hagery, 2019). Greene has long been committed to Florida, but chances are he will not step foot on campus. The No. 3 ranked prospect in Florida, No. 7 Overall and No. 17 on 2019 PBR Draft Board, Greene possesses one of the best bats in the 2019 Class. 

No. 5 Riley Greene

Riley Greene

Class of 2019 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
    Commitment: Florida
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Hagerty
    State: FL
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L


Max FB
85 - 89
79 - 82

Scouting Report

10/20/18 - Florida commit. Had a triple for the Giants Scout Team/FTB Sunday, scorching a ball in the right-center gap. He also squared a ball back up the middle, but the pitcher stopped with his hand and was able to record the out. Greene is spread out at the plate, which is accented more by his stride, but he consistently gets the barrel on the ball.

10/12/18 - Florida commit. 6-foot-3, 190-pound left-handed outfielder, lean, athletic build, continues to physically fill out. Offensively once of the most advanced bats in the 2019 class. Loose, whip like barrel, effortless through zone, stays on plane, has natural loft. Easy raw power to the pull-side, has ability to hit gap-to-gap, remains balanced and repeats, hit numerous balls over the right field wall during batting practice. Translated in-game by ripping a line drive down the right field line for a triple in his very first at-bat.

03/26/18- The wiry-athletic, 6-foot-3, 190-pound Florida recruit has quick hands, and his loose finish allows for the ball to scream off the bat, usually with backspin into a gap. Greene’s frame is athletic without being bulky, and his elasticity helps him to create leverage on an uphill plane while allowing his barrel to spend a long time in the zone. He has continued to produce while in the national spotlight at major events, and appears to developing even more power. He is one of the top hitters in the 2019 class.

10/15/17- Florida recruit. One of the top 2019s, he shows why with what he can do with the bat. Turns the barrel well and connects the lower and upper half well. Long levers, he stays short and has plus power potential. Solid defender, but the bat should play with enough power if he needs to go to a corner.

9/23/15- Committed to University of Florida

1/17/15 Florida Preseason ID Showcase - Tall loose lean very young projectable body. Has a very good hitting approach with good rhythm and timing. Loose bat with quickness in hands. Very good extension through the ball. Good hand eye with good hitters hands. Some loft in swing with good leverage. Can drive ball for a young kid. Surprising power for his age. Exit bat speed was 80 mph. Athletic actions with softness in hands at 1B. Loose easy throwing arm. Threw 71 mph across the infield. Ran a 7.7 60 yard dash. On the mound, he had a loose easy working arm with a ¾ slot. Very projectable. FB was 72-74 mph with a lot of life. CV was a ¾ breaker at 59-60 mph. Threw a lot of strikes. Overall game will improve with physical maturity. Hard to believe this kid is only in Middle School. He is a baseball player with a lot of upside. Will be fun to watch.




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